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Shielding Saudis on Yemen Atrocities

5 October 2017 - 2:20pm
The Saudi-led war on Yemen is inflicting a slaughter by bombs, famine and disease, yet both Presidents Obama and Trump have insisted on supporting the Saudi “allies” in their war crimes, warns Shireen Al-Adeimi. By Shireen Al-Adeimi Yemen continues to…

The Mystery of the Russia-gate Puppies

4 October 2017 - 5:19pm
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media is determined to prove Russia-gate despite the scandal’s cracking foundation and its inexplicable anomalies, such as why Russia would set up a Facebook “puppies” page, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry What is perhaps most…

Challenging the Saudi Air War on Yemen

4 October 2017 - 10:44am
Placating Saudi Arabia over the Iran nuclear deal, President Obama authorized U.S. military support for the Saudi air assault on Yemen, a policy now facing congressional challenge, as Gareth Porter explained at The American Conservative. By Gareth Porter The bill…

Why Trump Slaps Down Minority Protests

4 October 2017 - 10:44am
There’s a troubling subtext to President Trump’s harsh attacks on people of color who complain and protest, as if he thinks they should keep quiet and know their place, as Michael Winship observes. By Michael Winship A post-surgical convalescence has…

How 2nd Amendment Distortions Kill

3 October 2017 - 5:50pm
Exclusive: The Las Vegas massacre underscores the intellectual dishonesty of the “gun rights” lobby, which falsifies Second Amendment history and pretends armed citizens could shoot back to stop slaughters, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Many politicians, especially those on…

America Not Immune from Chaos

3 October 2017 - 2:13pm
“Exceptional” America views itself as largely immune from devastating storms and the violence that infect much of the world, but recent weeks show that there is no protection against natural and human catastrophes, writes Ann Wright. By Ann Wright Over…

Pilger Criticizes Ken Burns’s ‘The Vietnam War’

3 October 2017 - 1:48pm
For decades, the U.S. mainstream media has shied away from a clear-eyed view of the Vietnam War, not wanting to offend the war’s apologists, a residue of which tainted the recent PBS series, as John Pilger told Dennis J Bernstein.…

Galveston’s BioLab Amid Global Warming

2 October 2017 - 4:09pm
Special Report: During Hurricane Harvey, a story questioning the wisdom of putting a biocontainment lab on vulnerable Galveston island revealed not only that public hazard but the failure of today’s corporate media, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Ken Kramer grew…

Trump’s Hurt Feelings over Puerto Rico

2 October 2017 - 1:26pm
President Trump bristled at criticism of his administration’s slow response to the disaster that Hurricane Maria inflicted on Puerto Rico, lashing out on Twitter against San Jose’s frontline mayor, report Dennis J Bernstein and Randy Credico. By Dennis J Bernstein…

A ‘Challenge’ or Matching Grant

2 October 2017 - 11:04am
From Editor Robert Parry: A medium-sized foundation, which is considering a $20,000 grant to Consortiumnews.com, has first challenged us to see if we can match that amount from reader donations. So, if you are thinking about contributing to our unique news…

Russians Battle Western Sanctions

1 October 2017 - 9:45am
Given Russia’s imbalanced economy — heavily dependent on energy income — it seemed an easy target for Western sanctions, but instead Russians have responded by creating new industries, big and small, writes Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow In 2014, when…

How Syria’s Victory Reshapes Mideast

30 September 2017 - 12:43pm
The failure of the U.S.-Israeli-Saudi “regime change” project in Syria changes the future of the Mideast, possibly ushering in an era of greater secularism and tolerance, writes ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke Plainly, Syria’s success – notwithstanding the…

Russia-gate’s Shaky Foundation

29 September 2017 - 1:34pm
Special Report: The Russia-gate hysteria now routinely includes rhetoric about the U.S. being at “war” with nuclear-armed Russia, but the shaky factual foundation continues to show more cracks, as historian Daniel Herman describes. By Daniel Herman Anyone who watches the…

Trump’s Irrational ‘Travel Ban’

29 September 2017 - 1:34pm
President Trump has used the three iterations of his “travel ban” as a dog whistle to his “base,” which he thinks harbors hatred toward Muslims, but there is no logic behind the policy, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar observes.…

The Slimy Business of Russia-gate

28 September 2017 - 5:06pm
Special Report: As the U.S. government doles out tens of millions of dollars to “combat Russian propaganda,” one result is a slew of new “studies” by “scholars” and “researchers” auditioning for the loot, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The…

In Case You Missed…

28 September 2017 - 9:59am
Some of our special stories in August focused on Official Washington’s growing hostility toward dissent, the Trump administration’s drift toward more endless warfare, and the worsening crises in Korea and Mideast. “How US Policy Helps Al Qaeda in Yemen” by…

The MSM’s Anti-Russia Bias

27 September 2017 - 2:28pm
The U.S. mainstream media (MSM} presents itself as the arbiter of truth-telling and journalistic professionalism – the global gold standard – but its deep-seated biases, especially on Russia, belie that self-image, notes William Blum. By William Blum The anti-Russian/anti-Soviet bias…

Trump’s Generals Fatten the Pentagon

27 September 2017 - 10:35am
President Trump’s troika of generals may ease public fears about his irascible unpredictability, but they also are busy padding the U.S. military budget and fattening up friendly arms manufacturers, JP Sottile writes. By JP Sottile Americans are really counting on…

The Rise of the New McCarthyism

26 September 2017 - 5:11pm
Special Report: As the New McCarthyism takes hold in America, the neocon Washington Post makes Russia the villain in virtually every bad thing that happens, with U.S. dissidents treated as “fellow-travelers,” writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Make no mistake…

New Earthquake Leaves Mexico on Edge

26 September 2017 - 5:06pm
Mexico continues to struggle with recovery after another earthquake over the weekend left some people still trapped inside collapsed buildings and many Mexicans on edge, as Molly Kate Goss described to Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein The earth…

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